Slough, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – January 14, 2009 – Webhosting company, and subsidiary of United Internet, 1 and 1 Internet, has launched a new facility, aimed toward finding pre-owned ‘premium’ domain name registrations that are for sale, alongside regular unregistered names.
Powered by Sedo, the world’s leading marketplace for buying and selling domain names, the service delivers more options to clinch the perfect web identity. 1 and 1’s participation will bring pre-registered domains to a wide range of consumer and business user groups and enables them to make a more informed choice from the very start of an online project. For businesses operating in a highly competitive Internet environment, investing in a memorable web address can often help drive traffic to a website or e-commerce venture.
and 1’s newly launched ‘Domain Marketplace’ allows the user to browse an expanded selection of domain possibilities from regular unregistered names, domains for sale with a set price, and domains being sold via auction. The ‘for-sale’ domains are listed in addition to the unregistered domain suggestions, which are offered via DomainsBot technology. One can purchase or bid for pre-owned domains with Sedo by clicking-through directly from their 1 and 1 shopping basket.
Oliver Mauss, CEO 1 and 1 Internet Ltd commented, ”Our new Domain Marketplace feature provides an enhanced overview of available domain options. As the Internet further matures, there has never been a more relevant time to consider leveraging a pre-registered domain.”
Sedo, a sister company to 1 and 1, is the world leader in brokering pre-registered domains. Trading domains in more than 21 languages globally, the company is uniquely positioned to provide 1 and 1 customers access to the fixed-price domains listed within Sedo’s marketplace of 14 million domains and can deliver a seamless service for purchasing and transferring your new domain name to your web host.
Tim Schumacher, CEO of Sedo noted, ”Sedo is pleased to extend our domain marketplace offers to 1 and 1 customers. This gives 1 and 1 customers a greater selection of domains to choose from, and expands the audience of potential buyers for all sellers on Sedo.”
A recent survey of UK small businesses found that they most often choose their primary domain name in haste, and believed that their choice of domain name could have been better. 1 in 4 businesses (26 per cent) surveyed admitted to wanting improvements in either their domain name wording or suffix (e.g. .co.uk). Furthermore, a significant one third (33 per cent) believe that their sales revenue would improve as a direct result of a change in web address. An attractive pre-owned domain name can often help accelerate traffic to a website and enhance a company’s online sales and image.
Mr. Mauss added, ”Businesses often choose their primary domain names in haste at the start of an online project. Businesses today should review all the available domain options periodically and consider the business case for investments in this area.”
1 and 1 Internet, the world’s largest web host by known servers, is well placed to provide a high quality web hosting service to online businesses. 1 and 1 currently holds over 7.8 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 10 million domain names.
1 and 1 Internet Ltd based in Slough, west of London, is Europe’s No.1 web hosting and domain name registration company. 1 and 1 Internet Ltd is the UK arm of 1 and 1 Internet AG based in Germany (a subsidiary of United Internet Group, a public company with a market cap of more than 1 Billion GBP).
1 and 1 was established in 1988 and holds some 7.8 million British, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Austrian and US customer contracts and serves some 10 million domain names at its 55,000 server strong Data Centres.
1 and 1 Internet Ltd entered the UK domain registration and web hosting market in June 2000. As a well funded profitable company, it is in a strong position to deliver a high quality service at low cost. 1 and 1 is an accredited Registrar with ICANN (.com), Nominet (.co.uk), Afilias (.info) and NeuLevel (.biz).
1 and 1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1 and 1 was established in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 47,000 servers run on the company’s five data centers. 1 and 1’s global community is over 7 million customer contracts. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. 1 and 1 features an array of services, from instant domain packages to all-inclusive shared hosting plans, dedicated servers and ready-to-run eShops. 1 and 1 is a Microsoft Joint Development Partner, and works with other paramount companies such as Google, Plesk, Symantec, and HP/Compaq.
For more information about 1 and 1 Internet, please visit: www.1and1.com.
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